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Machinery orders in Japan slipped 1.9% in June

Business / Economy Aug 10, 2017

Machinery orders in Japan slipped 1.9% in June

Core private-sector machinery orders fell for a third consecutive month in June as a downturn in manufacturing overshadowed a recovery in nonmanufacturing, the government said Thursday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from utilities because of their volatility, slipped a seasonally adjusted 1.9 ...

China's ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

Asia Pacific / Social Issues Aug 10, 2017

China's ethnic Yi struggle against poverty

For Jisi Lazuo, the torch festival in her village in southwest China should be a celebration involving colorful ethnic clothes and eating freshly slaughtered pig. Instead, it's a time of stress. "In my heart I always get worried when the torch festival comes along," said Jisi, ...

Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

Stage Aug 10, 2017

Fuerza Bruta re-interprets a night out at the theater

by Nobuko Tanaka

Since Argentinian physical theater troupe Fuerza Bruta burst onto the scene in Buenos Aires in 2005, some 5 million people in more than 30 countries have experienced its high-energy, postmodern productions, which are often tailored to wherever they're staged. This time, the stage is Tokyo's ...

Banged-up Kisenosato joins summer tour

Sumo Aug 10, 2017

Banged-up Kisenosato joins summer tour

Kisenosato on Thursday joined sumo's summer regional tour that began in late July, taking part in the promotional event that makes stops in various parts of Japan for the first time since being promoted to yokozuna in January. Kisenosato, who had missed the July 30 ...

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

Baseball / MLB Aug 10, 2017

Tanaka faces Aoki, gets no-decision

New York Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka lasted only four-plus innings Wednesday when he faced compatriot Norichika Aoki for the first time this season in an 11-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Tanaka gave up three runs, two of them earned, and two hits while ...

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Baseball / MLB Aug 10, 2017

Cubs' Uehara heads to DL with strained neck

Right-hander Koji Uehara has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a neck strain, the Chicago Cubs said Wednesday. The 42-year-old was removed from Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants after throwing just six pitches in the seventh inning. He will be ...